A Million Words About My son

My son came home from his first day of school very proud to announce that he did not have any homework, but I did.  I had to write a million words about him.  While I questioned the million words part of the assignment over and over.. a million? I have been thinking about “my homework” the past two days.  Who is my son?

When I recently looked through photos of my son starting from the day he was born all I could say was; “Yep, that’s Jett”.. from day one. Jett was Jett in my womb at 12 weeks when we saw him on the ultrasound sucking his thumb, Jett was Jett when he was born and just wanted to snuggle, Jett was Jett when at age 4 he would not wear anything except his Buzz Lightyear costume day in and day out.. and night in and night out for years.  I wrote in my book that my daughter saved my life and my son brought joy back in to my life.  On line the Urban Dictionary states this as the meaning of Jett:

An awesome person, who loves life, who sees life through innocent eyes! And is the true meaning of life!
Jett is the True meaning of life!
I find this definition spot on.  Years ago I went to a psychic and with out knowing my sons name she told me to keep a Jett stone by me! And I do every day of my life.
Jett did not want to start school…ANY YEAR.  In preschool if I let his father take him to school he would throw a tantrum on the floor and my husband would bring him home.  When I did get him to stay at school by running out of the classroom and closing the door or handing him off to a teacher screaming he would be wearing his Buzz Lightyear costume and Cars slippers, both of which were not allowed in school.  Things did not get easier starting Kindergarten as he was the only child that cried out: “Mommy don’t leave me” when he saw me through the fence walking to my car.  This year it “might have” gotten a little bit easier.
Jett has always hated doing work and homework of any kind. I am refusing to do his homework for him anymore as I hate it too, and have been crying about it nightly since it started in Kindergarten.  Jett loves to use his imagination and play.  When Jett finds a world he loves he likes to stay in it, especially after bed time.  Lett loves Super Hero’s and if you do not know the difference between Marvel and DC you better start googling it now. Jett has transitioned from BEING Buzz Lightyear, to Spiderman, to Batman.  Now, with the discovery of the video game Halo we have now entered into a new phase of life.  Even though he is getting older, and has had many girlfriends since he was in Kindergarten it is still a great relief to me that I am still his favorite girl.  He loves me.  This fact I know for sure.  He knows I love him.
I have two baby bears, Jett and his sister Sedona.  They will be my baby bears forever and ever.  Sedona gets credit for Jetts existence.  Sedona wanted a sister.  She begged and begged.  We were all surprised in the ultra sound room when they told us Jett was a boy.  A Boy!! We thought Jett would be a girl.  Sedona is still upset about this.  We didn’t know what we would do with a boy.  We had just figured out how to raise a girl. However, as soon as I saw the Jettster I knew the Universe had given him to us for a reason.  There is no better boy in the world and he will always be my favorite baby boy.

About Vanessa Bednar

I am an actor, a writer, a producer, a mom, an adventurer.

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